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Josefina Baez To Tour New Zealand

Magdalena Aotearoa is delighted to host performance artist and educator Josefina Baez (Dominican Republic/New York) on her tour of New Zealand.

From May 16 to June 23, Josefina Baez will perform her solo show, Dominicanish and teach in Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Gisborne, Auckland and Hamilton.

Dominicanish combines text, music, Kuchi Pudi Indian dance and other performance techniques in a powerful exploration of the themes of migration, marginality, language and identity. Baez has performed to acclaim at festivals and venues around the world.

As an educator, Baez examines the use of creativity as a learning tool, particularly in teaching students with special needs, emotional and social problems. She works with youth in New York's Bronx and at Colombia University Teachers' College's Creative Arts Laboratory. While in New Zealand, she will give the keynote speech at a conference on the arts in the curriculum at Auckland University (14 June).

Her New Zealand tour includes public performances and workshops, lectures at tertiary institutions and schools, and other guest appearances in the following centres:

„h Wellington: 16-25 May, performances at BATS Theatre, 21-25 May;
„h Nelson: 26-27 May, performances at the Suter Gallery and Te Kapowai;
„h Christchurch: 28 May-1 June, performances at Southern Ballet Theatre, 29-31 May;
„h Dunedin: 3-6 June, performances at Allen Hall Theatre, 4-6 June;
„h Gisborne: 7-10 June, performance at Lawson Field Theatre, 7 June;
„h Auckland: 12-18 June, performance at the Kenneth Myers Centre, Auckland University, 14 June;
„h Hamilton: 19-23 June, performances at the WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts, 20-22 June, as part of the FUEL Festival.

Further information about Josefina Baez, Dominicanish and her teaching is available on the Magdalena Aotearoa web site, http://users.actrix.co.nz/magdalen

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